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#3436 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada brakes [camlamarca]
Mar 20, 2005 (9:35 am)
I agree with the last post. I just took mine in and they said to wait since mine just started shaking (for the 4th time) for the new fix which isn't officially out. Now just over the past 700 miles it has gotten so much worse, I can't wait. I will just have to get the temporary fix again. He told me that the 2005 Armadas are the same brakes and are having the same problems. I think the case here is also style of driving. Some people say they haven't had a problem in so many miles, others every 3,000. (like me) I drive city miles. Stop and Start traffic. Keep in mind the brakes are the same for everyone, so faulty. If you don't have a problem, it isn't that you have better brakes. They are all the same. If you read past posts, you will also read about the booming noise in the roof that lots of people complained about. Some said theirs had no noise. Well, again, it is mostly the individual and what they accept or comprehend to be a problem. Every vehicle had the same problem I was told by the Nissan factory rep. Some people complained, some didn't. It was there. Now I am talking about in the earlier vehicles in 2004. We were told sometimes early 2004 they were doing the roof fix from the factory but I can't confirm this. So really don't believe all you hear. I have lived with bad brakes since Nov 2004, so have lost faith in Nissan products and their ability to address the problems. Fun to get into your cool looking vehicle that will turn heads, just to know that it is plagued with problems, so the looks don't make up for it.
#3437 of 3836 04 Armada brake warranty
Mar 31, 2005 (1:47 pm)
I've just got my 04 Armada back from the dealers for brake judder. I have now done 21,000 miles - the judder started to appear at about 17,000, was fairly trivial for a long time and then suddenly became dreadful.
As expected, the dealer turned the rotors, and currently everything is OK. The costs were carried by Nissan. The service department told me to expect that the judder would return over time. They also told me that new brake kits with the upgraded rotors are expected towards the end of April - though they fully expect not to see parts until after that date.
However, they also said that the warranty on the brakes on my vehicle had been extended to 24 months and unlimited mileage, so I should be able to get the rotors replaced when needed.
As an aside, they reckoned that the current Armadas and QX56s on dealer lots still have the old brakes.....
Apr 01, 2005 (10:22 am)
My 2004 Armada is in for its 15K service and the brake rotors have warped for the second time. I am aware that there is no such thing as a rotor warping and the brake judder is in fact caused by pad deposits on the rotors from inadequate heat sinking. The dealer has told me that there is a complet new brake rotor/caliper/pad retrofit for the Armada that has jsut been announced and he is trying to get the parts. I am leaving the Armada there until it is fixed. Teh dealer, Bob Sharp Nissan in CT , has been great about this. They are also doing the TSB for the roof/road roar issue that has finally become apparent. The brakes have made the Armada almost undriveable this time and I was not interested in another turn of the rotors. I think Nissan has finally realized that the problem is severe. My wife drives the car mostly and all the stop and go and suburban driving heat the rotors up and they never really cool down. When the hot rotors have the pads sitting against them at a stop light that's when the problem is created. I was this close to paying for aftermarket rotors and pads so I am happy to hear that a true fix is in the works that uses new parts.
The only other niggling problem has been the DVD screen squeaking when it is down; i hope the roof fix will also help that. We love the car, the handling, and the interior layout. Of course no one loves the gas mileage. Gas mileage would be better if the car wasn't so peppy on the road.
#3439 of 3836 Re: Turning Brake Rotors [njbaran99]
Apr 01, 2005 (2:22 pm)
I have 10k on my 04 Armada and the brakes are studdering really bad now. It also is shaking the steering wheel when I apply the brakes. You can just barley touch the pedel and the car studders.
I called my dealer and got the answer that all they will do is turn down the rotors. That is TOTAL BS. If my brakes only lasted 10k with new rotors turning down these rotors will not last very long. I cannot believe that Nissan does not have a fix. I am a happy Nissan customer from my past 95 Maxima and 02 PathFinder.
How can we make some noise to the right news papers and TV to get this some serious attention?
#3440 of 3836 Re: Turning Brake Rotors [garyq]
Apr 01, 2005 (4:54 pm)
You might consider jumping through one or two hoops. Clearly, if your rotors are warped then they will warp sooner with 10% or so of their mass removed. When they do, your dealer will have become more creative in finding a solution. Personally, I think it would be more cost effective for them to just fix the problem right in the first place but some people just don't get it.
#3441 of 3836 Center row armrest ripped
Apr 04, 2005 (7:45 am)
After folding the center row so someone can get into the back seats, I tried to push the center row seat back to its normal position. Apparently, when the armrest is pointing down it hits against the center consol causing it to jam. I just realized that I now have a tear in the front of the armrest - poor design. Has anyone experienced this?
#3442 of 3836 Re: Center row armrest ripped [jessedog]
Apr 04, 2005 (1:29 pm)
Actually ours is torn but we couldn't fiqure out how it happened because the kids are usually the one to move the seat..............now we know!
#3443 of 3836 Center row tear
Apr 05, 2005 (4:04 am)
The same problem on mine it took me a little while to figure out where the tear came from, as stated a very poor design. Maybe if it was good quality leather it would not have ripped.
#3444 of 3836 more brake rotor info
Apr 08, 2005 (12:20 pm)
I picked up my Armada from its 15K service. The service manager told me that the new brake rotor and caliper kits are being alloted to those owners whose "cut" rotors no longer meet spec. He said I had to accept the rotors on my Armada being cut one more time--and that the problem will come back again-- and then next time I will get the brake upgrade/fix as the kits are scarce right now. The service manager is a very nice guy and I don't mind him working the system for me but it still seems odd that I have to wait for the brakes to warp again. Actually not odd but sad that Nissan won't step up and pay up to have their suppliers create a larger inventory. I love the Armada, but I wonder about the relationship I am developing with Nissan. They are becoming like a problem sibling; there is always an explanation why things are right but no real solution at hand.